did you guys like 2001 nights?
i thought that was really nice
Literally a 10/10
YKK and Berserk are honestly true masterpieces.
Biscuit hammer is the best shounen thing i've ever experienced
Such an amazing first act, but things tapered off fast
Certainly not a work of art, but goddamn I'd say everyone should read it at least once
Just began reading it, all I can say is that I can't wait for it to get good, because I know it will but fuck 20 chapters in and this shit kinda sucks, the mc, side characters, art, expersisons, feels really generic, hope it doesn't take long to get good tho.
i'm reading this now. the first parts are pretty cliche but the art is getting great and it gets a hell of a lot better story-wise as it goes.
the beginning has too much "he's the best just because. oh my god isn't he an amazing climber!", but it definitely starts shying away from that and starts actually showing his shitty life and actual trials he has to endure. it's starts getting a lot darker and presents things a little more maturely. but i'm only around chapter 90 so we'll see.
Yeah that's pretty much what I was expecting from this manga before starting it so I'm not worried about the beginning being shitty, also, can't wait for the art. Is it the same artist tho, if so then that dude fucking improved like hell from the pages I've seen on OPTs.
My brothers of Himalayan ascent.
punpun is shit, get over it
>but muh traced photographs
Shit attempt at DEEP
Shit emo plotline
Shit muh feelings
I liked it.
You can say I have shit taste, and perhaps from some perspectives, you could be right. However, you can't go back in time and take the enjoyment and catharsis I derived from reading it away from me.
I tell you this because I feel like it might be upsetting to you.
I honestly don't care. /a/ does this with all sorts of manga series. They take something positively mediocre and create a hypetrain. Pretty soon, droves of newfags are claiming it's the best manga evar!!!1 and it gets an overblown reputation. It's group mentality at its finest. That enjoyment you enjoyed. It was fake. You enjoyed the atmosphere around you reading Punpun. Not the story itself. You gave in to hype. It's a fucking shit manga.
>I honestly do not care
Then why did you make an initial post about punpun instead of listing your own masterpiece, and why did you respond to him in the first place.
Now respond to me, and prove that you do care you flaming fucking faggot
>still takes the time to make a couple posts in an attempt to tell some random schmo to stop liking what you don't like
>being this assblasted someone just shit all over your mediocre emo manga
Excuse me while I kek
Hand down best Manga I've ever read, I recommend it to everyone on this board
>anyone who doesn't just nod along with what I say has some sort of problem in their life. I need to believe this because I cannot handle people not just agreeing with my thoughts.
It was good for what it was but I wouldn't consider it a masterpiece.
The War was fucking shit.
Though I wish it ended with how the author wanted with the guy dying at the end like the guy died in real life.
But whatever it's still good.
It's generic on purpose.
It starts off so fucking cliche and then BAM, it punches you right in the fucking guts and reminds you that real life isn't a fucking shonen and shit just happens.
The first time I read it, it just completely blew me away. I like to believe it was intentional just to fuck with the reader.
While I'm recommending things for this thread, I would name Ai-ren for being a near damn masterpiece.
It's fucking amazing when you can make true sadness in every single chapter.
When you can make simple children playing in the yard so fucking sad.
There was some side characters that really didn't need some focus but all those chapters focusing on the children just hurts on such a horrible level.
Why would you do that? Why would you spoil the ending of a manga that you claim to have really enjoyed in a thread where you are replying to people who are in the process of reading it?
I know it's not like it's a brand new ongoing manga, but more than one anon just now said they were x number of chapters in. Why the fuck would you go and reveal a major piece of the ending? Do you not want them to experience it the way you did? At least as far as that part goes, the suspense will be ruined. No "punch in the gut" for them.
This is why we have spoiler tags. For exactly this type of thing.
I'm not even annoyed for myself, I've read it.
I didn't spoil anything, I just wished it ended with the guy dying.
I didn't say how or why or what happened to the guy.
You know damn fucking well how it ends so don't start bitching at me that I spoiled anything you faggot shit.
Does anyone else like Blame? I just started reading it, and its been great so far
>I just wished it ended with the guy dying.
and now any suspense those anons might have had about whether he does or not will never be built up, the question of the character's very survival is now a non-issue.
But you haven't spoiled anything though. right?
Also, Bitter Virgin is damn near masterpiece for what it is.
It's very short, only 4 volumes, and just fucks you over.
Try not to read the tag and judge the story by its cover; it has shoujo art, so it'll all be nice, cuddly and warm.
Being told getting on your nerve?
You know damn well I didn't spoil anything yet you went full autism for no reason.
Fuck off yourself faggot.
Did you even read the manga?
You know damn fucking well what happens at the end.
This was such an insane ride.
It kinda got really fucking stupid with a dickgirl uberstrong subplot that was introduced out of fucking nowhere and then vanished.
And a lot of the whole ''oh my god guys, this guy is so fucking legendary and never defeated before'' aura vanishes depending of the fight.
But goddamn is it near perfect when it wants to be.
I'm glad that this was posted early
You're forgetting the OTHER major aspect dumbass.
You can still look back at the moment where you felt those feelings.
Like looking at photographs of your birthday party or when you were drunk.
Sure, you can't get those same feelings as that specific day, but you can try to get some slight glimpse at it.
There's a few others that I could imagine competing with it (Gash Bell for characterization, emotional payoff, and fairly intelligent battles comes to mind), but it is certainly in the league where not many other titles come to mind.
Which is why I'm telling you to calm your fucking ass off.
It ain't the biggest damn part of the ending.
His survival isn't the important part, it's how broken he is at the end which is the biggest part.
Garou's arc hasn't been drawn yet.
It's just alright with good art at the moment.
Once Garou's arc gets fully drawn, I'll call it a masterpiece.
Its one of those things where you can recognize the objective quality of piece of art (technique, storycrafting, prose, etc.), but still dislike it subjectively. This is what is actually meant when art is defined as subjective, rather than "its not shit because its my style."
but blame! is actually a masterpiece of science fiction, especially in the architecture department
a short is getting animated in sidonia season 2, pic related
blame is neat
so is punpun was my point
How much of a masterpiece can it really be if the author's own daughter says she's embarrassed by it after reading more manga and she wishes her dad had written something actually good and fun and interesting like Shingeki no Kyojin.
>I am a Hero
>literally took 3 tankoubons before we meet 2nd character
>people acting realistic on zombie apocalypse
good job anon. Good to see some real god tier here.
It's a cluster of info at times, but Zetman is as much of a masterpiece as possible.
There will never be another manga of this scope that works on every level.
At minimum, an honerable mention to Homunculus.
It's got it's flaws, but blow for blow, it's a great psychological read.
>Everything's going right for mc, time to panic - the manga
This one was so incredibly thrilling, one of the few mangas where I just couldn't stop reading for 12 hours straight.
Incredible art and creativity. Very interesting concept it explores.
It took me a while to get into it. I dont like the MC too much, but theres a flashback arc about some random deaf kid and his adoptive father. Fucking best shit ever. Only flashback arc I've liked since Berserk.
No, sorry, fuck your shit, 20CB was pure fucking shit.
At least post Monster if you're going to post a masterpiece from Urasawa.
20CB is possibly his worst.
Nearly everything except
Friend dying out of fucking nowherewas shit.
A nice idea of children dreams somehow ruining the world and how a religion went from being a whisper to the sole superpower religion in the world. But it barely shows how it happened which makes it all the more bullshit.
It really feels as though Urasawa took Johan and went all ''hey, rather than not give the main antagonist a name like Johan, let's make his identity and face unknown''.
It was just horribly fucking done the entire time.
Best fucking work by Urasawa my goddamn ass.
I agree that the dickgirl shit was fucking stupid, but I think the whole legendary aura vanishing overnight was intended to reflect how it works in reality. You win, everyone talks about you. You lose, you're nobody.
Why would you give credit to Johan for being the super manipulator but not Friend ? Everone fawns over Monster all the time but I found it to be pretty boring, it revolved about a small circle of characters that I didn't found believable enough to care about with the exception of maybe Sara.
20th CB had some major motivations and I liked how Friend does not only manipulate a couple guys but makes the whole world into his instrument, turning the supposed heroes into terrorists. I also really enjoyed that all of these guys were just normal adults with all their flaws and the constant anxiety of being persecuted by the whole world - but still trying to right their wrongs. That and the whole scale the manga brought was just so much bigger than Monster that I enjoyed it endlessly more, you can have your taste, I have my own.
Shitposting isn't a commendable trait anon.
>You win, everyone talks about you. You lose, you're nobody.
That's not what I mean.
Like, for example, in the fight themselves, that faggot with his mouth fucked open fought Irako the first time.
He gets shown to be such a goddamn beast, killing so many people and shit.
But then, as he fights Irako, all his aura of badass vanishes. For no fucking reason.
At certain points, some characters are shown to be badass on such an impossible inhuman level and are then brought down to seem as though they're human in the middle of a fight.
And it doesn't happen once but many times over the course of the manga.
Like, for example, Gennosuke gets build up to be such a badass by the end of the manga despite his injury but when he fights Irako in the end, he doesn't have a badass aura.
And Irako gets to have an insane ''I am Death motherfucker'' aura even though chapters prior, it was shown that Irako was just being a lazy faggot who struggled in his matches.
It's really inconsistent.
That's what you call a masterpiece.
The metaphorical portrayals in that manga are so good you can actually completely understand them, down to the smallest details.
ie. the suffocation of this scene.
Also Beck is one of my favorite manga
Oh, you silly fucking kid. Did someone hurt your feelings? Do you want to cry to your momma? Why not open a tumblr page to tell people about all the pain from being prove to not have the right to post on this site?
Because Johan actually manipulates people if you look close at the details of the manga.
Burned records, getting loved ones to help him, blackmail, getting serial killers to do his bidding, doing shit himself, etc.
Friend is shit because his motivation is stupid
>huuurrr you weren't a good friend so I'm going to fuck over the world
We never fucking know how Friend gets to be influential. Hell, not even the characters know.
His second in command even laments that he has no fucking clue how they got that powerful near the end.
It's all a big fucking joke.
How the fuck did Friend fuck the entire world?
How did he manipulate everyone?
We're never shown because it doesn't matter.
Just like how Friend bending the spoon shit was pointless.
Or how pointless that guy who could tell the future.
Or how about how Friend's daughter gets this large attention to herself about getting the mafia together to fight off Friend and whatever and NOTHING happens from it.
No assasinnation (red herring, huuurrr) and then Friend fucks the world.
None of it matters.
None of the characters do anything.
The MC just comes back out fucking nowhere by the end with a bullshit case of amnesia.
What the fuck?
Everything is all just a whole ''ooh shit, I remember something from my childhood which is important to the plot!''. shit over and over.
Johan actually fucks people because his main goal in life is to fuck as many people as he can, doing as little as he possible can, to corner himself and then get out of getting himself killed by doing as little as possible.
Johan is the greatest character written by Urasawa and it shows.
20CB is just shit.
What makes Monster so good is that it feels like a hunt.
You want to find out who the fuck Johan is and you also feel his overreaching hand touching everything.
Even when Johan isn't on screen, you can feel his manipulation by his followers.
And the sad fact is that no one really understood Johan by the end.
The guy just trolls the living fuck out of everyone, fucks so many people just to kill them, and it's all hidden very well across the entire manga.
I can't call Monster a masterpiece because of Urasawa's main flaw which is having damn interesting good characters contributing nothing overall.
Like that psychologist or that psychiatric or Anna.
But it's the discovery of Johan as the story progresses that makes it good.
And the ending is shit but only if you don't understand why Johan kills people.
If you do understand Johan, the ending is the best Urasawa has made.
Grimmer is 2nd best.
Goddamn do I love that guy.
He reminds too much about myself.
I think this is one of the most overrated manga on /a/.
I thought it was good, but just good. It had a decent enough start but went downhill pretty quickly, I'm not sure what lesson it was supposed to teach if any, I'm not sure what story it was trying to tell. The ending especially felt really weak to me.
But I mean, amazing art, the main character was really interesting, but I don't see why so many people insist on this manga.
This one right here , fucking masterpiece one of the best manga i've read. It's just AWESOME
As far as I remember Friends motivation was that he lived their child scenario, he basically just wanted to "play" - although it doesn't necessarily make him better than
>huuurrr you weren't a good friend
Ii'spretty sad that many events don't really equate into any results but that's the same with Monster for a large portion of the manga, Urasawa just likes to have his heroes fail I guess. The last Arc was a disappointment.
Probably have to reread it to really comment on what you said, it has been a couple of years since I read it. Overall you are not wrong but the positives did outweight the negatives by a large margin, at least in my memory.
not even an honourable mention here?
>the positives did outweight the negatives by a large margin
I think the same. It's been a while since I've read it but as convoluted as the story became, the good ideas and characters were always there. Also,
that goat scene where the world ends for the second time
>Urasawa just likes to have his heroes fail I guess.
To be fair, I liked the bit where
history gets completely written in Friend's favor and the heroes just fail.
That was a damn good twist.
I liked the characters but it felt as though the story kept building up to something and just ended up not amounting to much.
It's really interesting how a simple cult went from being a whisper to a full blown superpower but the how it happened is completely ignored.
There's probably some message how things happen and no one knows how it happened but it doesn't seem well done.
It doesn't sound easy since it should have been the first thing you brought up.
I liked Grimmer for many reasons. His personality does remind me a lot of myself in how he acts in various ways, how unemotional he is yet still acts with compassion and dedication.
You're just being a little shit, again, about how I structure my sentences rather than my opinions. Saying childish things, in your opinion, does not make them wrong.
Murata's OPM, just for added quality his skill brought to an already god tier comedy.
Just gonna put this here. See the opinion on this.
Maybe not quite masterpieces, but here are the ones that fill me with warmth inside.
>Kyou Kara Ore Wa
Undoubtedly the best yankee manga of all time. Golden characters, solid humor, and managed to keep fresh over all those chapters.
>The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
Some of the strongest characters in a shounen series, emotionally, and was able to wrap itself up in a perfect amount of chapters, with possibly one of the nicest endings I've ever seen.
I don't need to explain this, faggots.
I SEE TREES OF GREEN. AND RED ROSES TOO.
Mostly because of the art quality. I've never seen more detail in characters. Every chapter is hype because of the detailed fights.
>Mahou Tsukai No Yome
Because a love story between a Japanese girl and a British Demon is just so perfect. It has a vibe that reminds me of old English children's books, like The Secret Garden. I love it.
>Onani Master Kurosawa
No-one was ready for that one.
>Sakamoto Desu Ga
There's probably more but I read so many that I lose track of some of the great ones.
Dickgirl was introduced as a necessary but unfortunate break since the author needed the buildup for the final duel, I believe.
I fucking love how in Shigurui the author doesn't show us the character's thoughts, but rather relies on the expressions and on the narrator's comments.
I also love how the subversion near the end where the "bad guy"
, or better antagonist, turns out to be the only character to give us the only positive message of the whole manga, while the "good guy" is a complete slave to rules and social expectancies.
Samidare is great and all, but Spirit Circle has been leagues better in my opinion. Yes, that's how high i'm rating it.
My only gripe withit is that's still ongoing so it still have the chance to fuck up the ending, but Mizukami has shown he knows what he's doing and in particular SC give the feeling how something carefully planned in detail in advance, so i'm not that worried.
although Irako was a complete dick, you can see that he was truly the only one who fought the system to make a name for himself. Irako really seemed weird in some parts where he showed empathy like when he threw up while having to cut the faces of his targets but also cold blooded killed a physician for experience.
And in the end of the story, the Kogan girl had to kill herself because she knew that her husband was still fucked by the system and would forever be a husk of a man.
It's a really downer ending but perfectly reinforces the overall themes of the manga.
I really would have minded the dickgirl bits if that frogbro came back.
You saw him at some parts, he gets an arc and you seem him as part of the contestants at the end. Yet we never see his fight or what happened to him.
Go on anons, try reading this before you go to sleep.
it's not a masterpiece though. I own the tanks up to volume 17 and in all honesty: it's entertaining but really bland and with pacing issues. It's absolutely worth a read but not really anything special...
Greatest battle manga ever written, that has to account for something.
Nausicaä is really good.
GUNNM is good too but I'm not sure if it's a masterpiece. I feel like most people who really love it have the nostalgia goggles for it - especially when they argue it's so much better than last order which I don't really see at all.
Made by two master artists, that's for sure, though both Ray Bradbury and Hagio Moto have done better stuff.
Tokyo Ghoul is a masterpiece
especially with that briefacase ending
Still early for to form an opinion about ;re
Daughter has shit taste I say. Blame is one of the few manga I reread once in a while. Unlike Shingeki no Kyojin which I even stopped following because the story goes nowhere.
What, Black Knight Story? I finished it quite a while ago.
I came here to make sure this was posted. Glad to see it got here early.
>shit started to get weird
u wot m8, havin a giggle
Summer climbing season soon, you guys ready?
I kind of get what they're saying, it's like when a favorite author covers a topic you're not really interested in. You still like them for being good but it's just not a story you want to read.
I like Natsune Ono manga but House of Five Leaves is a chore for me to go through because I'm not interested in feudal Japan/samurai stories.
One of my first harem and nothing even come close to it.
I reread LHC the other day and it was even better than the first time. It's probably not considered Furuya's best but it's great for what it is.
I liked the direction it took, I think the mangaka intended for the story to focus on the MC and the med student getting over their personal demons rather than it just being the MC running around trying to figure people out.
Don't hate it, but I'm reading it now and it's taking longer than it should be. The plot is brilliant, the storytelling is great and the art is incredible, but it's been slow-moving at some times and flat-out boring at others.
He really is amazing. I wish he would get more translations.
Is there any manga which can capture the raw emotions of mono no aware like YKK can? I'm not trying to sound pretentious but YKK is the only manga which actually helped me appreciate the beauty of every day stuff like sunsets and shit, it's straight up amazing.
He really pushes what comics can do as a medium at times. Also, his stuff is fucking hilarious at times. That fetus collection one had me in tatters, I was not expecting it to go in that direction.
You mean most overrated shit ever, worse than Punpun in every conceivable way.
Read pic related for a good one volume-long tragedy.
This thread is an excellent example of why /a/ manga taste fucking sucks. Most people read manga just for ``feels'' or because they have this plebian need for ``deep'', and/or dark, and/or edgy seinen, which is why these threads always get filled with the same stuff -- Asano Inio, Onani Master Kurosawa, Fukumoto, Berserk, Homunculus, Hokou no Kito, Vagabond, Tokyo Ghoul, and many other. Now, besides the works of Asano Inio, Tokyo Ghoul, and Homunculus, the rest are objectively good, but still too popular on /a/. There are literally thousands of manga out there, and yet people circlejerk over a handful of series that have already been discussed to death in the past years. Can you please read more than 20 series before trying to decide on the masterpieces in the medium? Because otherwise we are doomed to drawn in this sea of shit taste and peasantry.
I can't believe you actually spent time typing out that mindless drivel about how everyone's taste is shit except your own, please remove yourself or contribute to the thread if you're going to act like a stuck up faggot.
Or maybe you can just get some taste and stop posting meme manga? Nah, I think we are both better off if you just return to /v/.
There are literally THOUSANDS of manga in English, excluding porn. How about to go read some?
he's a devil advocaat.
this guy has a point tho,
ill name one then. its about parenthood, same author as the one who draw watashi tachi shiawase na jikan
its definitely up there, but cant be compared to
the likes of berserk as they are apple and orange
This is a masterpiece thread, not a guilty pleasure thread anon.
Not the rest of the Jojo manga, though. SBR is massively superior to everything before it, almost shockingly so.
>Shit to mediocre artwork
>not liking FKMT's goat artstyle
Then replace the word "masterpiece" by "things that come close to it" in your head.
Or anything else from when Rumiko was in her prime really.
I was shocked when I read that Matsumoto felt he got complacent when drawing characters facial expressions in this series, I think they're brilliantly stylized.
I've actually read a few hundred series but I'm going to stop responding to your posts because they're contributing nothing to this thread.
I just ordered a copy of GGM, it looks pretty good.
Speaking of oranges, what to happened to pic related?
It is, but you do miss stuff, and it's not as enjoyable without the context.
It's not like 1-6 are bad. 4 and 6 in particular are excellent.
Rumiko never made anything even close to a masterpiece. She's pretty much as middle-of-the-road as it gets.
Only first half of the first chapter is translated, you can find a scan of the full 1st ch raw by google it, no scans further,
Some anon bought the first volume and will start scan it after he gets it, I think it he said it will be mid april
The anime is pretty good, if you're not autist and are not bothered by the songs and the engrish.
The manga is way longer than the anime so its nice to see the whole story , even if the ending was pretty lackluster.
Also you'll hate Maho for a long time.
Nausicaa's probably the best manga I read and will ever read. Miyazaki's greatest work for sure.
The combats are way too short for a comic. And there's not much where he can go from here, having defeated the ultimate strongest lifeform in the universe there's not a lot Saitama can do. The rest is 10/10 though
I feel like everyone is just having a laugh and pretending to like that tripe.
>having a laugh
>not 'avin a giggle
What, you don't like when Nausicaa says
fuck you, I'd rather risk killing off humanity than submit to your tyranny?
Because that's the best subversion of a Mary Sue ending I can think of.
I'm reading it now.
50 chapters in people are still acting like total retards. It's really difficult to not drop this shit. It's not realistic at all unless the japanese are really that level of mindless conformist retards who need to be told like children to understand anything.
Need to know somethings about that PunpPun mango.
What makes it so good ?
It doesn't look apealling to me and I don't know how I can enjoy a Manga where the MC has a ridiculously drawn bird's head
I'm surprised no one has posted this yet.
It's the closest thing to art (in the traditional sense) I've seen in manga - you can put it straight into a museum.
This one needs more chapters but its pretty great so far.
>What about Ajin?
The fuck are you talking about?
The story barely got anywhere for it to be called anything close to good.
It's interesting but in no fucking way is it a masterpiece.
Bruce Willis guy is really the only interesting thing in the manga besides people not dying.
The premise is interesting, it gets interesting from the get-go, and I'm slightly interested in seeing where the story might go.
That plane scene took some goddamn balls to make. There's just something missing that stops it from being good. I really can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's like you said, that it's becoming by the number shonen, but meh.
I don't knw about masterpiece, but it's rare that I manage to site through something this long in only one night.
I wouldn't call it a masterpiece.
It's great at its premise, doesn't fully extend itself more than it needs to, keeps everything funny the entire time and ends with a nice emotional bang.
It doesn't really exceed itself in any particular way either to be considered a masterpiece.
I hate this.
So much anime and manga on my backlog and so little time.
It just keeps piling up. Is this hell?
Kinda offtopic but do you guys listen to music or something while reading manga?
I always listen to OSTs or podcasts but sometimes I just read hours on end without listening to anything
Once you start having a TV backlog, a movie backlog, current airing movie/anime backlog, manga backlog, book backlog, VN backlog, vidya backlog and music backlog, you'll know the true hell of having a never ending growing backlog that will just wish you stopped living entirely.
There is SOOO much of everything, even if with 4chan providing you with quality that it just never fucking ends.
Once you get a job and you spend more time sleeping than working on your backlog do you discover that you will never actually diminish your backlog in any possible way.
but anon I already have all these backlogs.
how do I get autismbux so that I can completely isolate myself for some years to finish all my backlogs and ascend to a higher level of existence?
I remember listening mostly to Chopin's first ballade again and again while reading Punpun.
Now, everytime I listen to that piece of music, it makes me feel like I'm going through the story once again in 10 minutes
>happy boxer man
I've seen this in OTPs for years and always assumed it was hajime no Ippo. only recently learned it's from something else, feel like a dumbass now.
would you recommend something that old to someone who has only read a couple sports manga including All Rounder Meguru?
To anybody who read and enjoyed Blame!, you might want to give this a try too.
the author has the worst case of female sameface in human history, and also apparently hates women anyway. The shit he puts his female characters through puts me way off. Whiteknight complex prevents me from enjoying SKR fully because of that.
>Mahou Tsukai No Yome
It's way too early on in its lifetime to call it a masterpiece, but what we have so far is absolute top-tier manga.
overrated comedy that uses the same gimmick every chapter that has long worn out
fight me 1v1 fgts
I love how this has so little exposition while having such a fast paced plot. most people don't like the second half which I don't understand at all.
Unmatched in comfy melancholy, save for maybe YKK.
I loved the second half. My one gripe is Nihei forgetting to tie up loose ends. What became of Higaide after saving his princess? What the hell became of the other cyber human pair while the MC was saving the new world?
It's because the time between chapters jumps exponentially the closer you get towards the end. I'm fairly certain hundreds of years are passing between each one in the latter volumes.
Nihei manga have a base level of incomprehensibility. Biomega's insane plot pace just amplifies the worst of it.
All things considered, I still enjoyed it. The action and scenery alone make it worth the read.
Everything up to him staying with that guy as he dies is GOAT. Everything after is still great.
My masterpiece is Shigurui. Its horribly flawed but the artistry of the violence is perfect, the best I've ever seen.
The auro isn't about abilities but derive from one character fearing the other. Gennosuke was a beast, but he was terrified of Irako and the multitude of his achievements. It wasn't just Gennosuke vs. Irako, it was the last ember of Kogan Ryuu against a fucking genius swordsman that had already destroyed all the other masters.
Gonzaemon was terrifying and portrayed as a monster because he, while not being as skilled and Gennosuke or Irako in single combat, is an absolute terror in terms of raw strength. When he decimates the first group of spear-men, the crowd goes crazy and just assumes he's ripping people apart. It was an act -- Gonzaemon was attempting to bury Irako's victory under the horror of his rampage. But he wasn't as good as Irako, and thus he lost (truth be told, I think Gonzaemon was the best of them all but he was never able to perform under ideal conditions, ex. using an actual sword and having it not break like it did in their second fight -- he was likely the best swordsman in the entire manga at that point).
You're not alone at all
i've even bought the localization, no regrets, Orange is one of the best thing i've read in the past years.
About serialization, i heard the manga has ended (or is about to), but i don't think it was axed, rather just meant to be short (iirc it was awarded/aknowledged as one of the best/most popular ongoing manga a while back, so ratings shouldn't be an issue). Not like that's a bad thing.
It took so long to be done due to publishing issues, switching magazines and such, then author lost the drive to draw more (maybe due to that) an took a while to restart the serie.
Scanlations are slow as fuck though.
MahouTsukai is one of best ongoing manga and have good chances of end up among my favourite at this pace.
Oh look at this poor anon still ignorant of his destiny
TV as western TV series ones or anime TV shows?
Checked, if it's the latter.
Check, both on anime and west. But i'm not actively working on the latter.
>current airing movie/anime backlog
Check. Kinda - if it's airing and i'm watching it can't be on backlog, right?
Kinda. LNs aside (only few of them can fall under "books" category) i haven't read much lately. Been re-reading some stuff in English to improve it though.
Check. Barely scraped the medium even accounting only translated stuff.
Kinda. I do have a immense one (have barely played any worthwhile title) but i lost the drive to play almost anything quite some time ago.
To be honest i've never treated listening to music as i read/watch manga/anime, so can't say. Plenty of stuff i think i have to listen sooner or later though.
How did i do?
go to /mu/
start on the essentials
then start on the essentials for the genres you're interested in
then start on the essentials for the artists/labels you're interested in
then fill in the gaps
then keep up with new releases
I went there recently and it's actually pretty neat now
just have to ignore the threads about anything significantly popular, because those will be filled with contrarian shitposting
Good luck in digging it out though, everytime i went lookind for something filtering the shit from actual worthwhile stuff was much harder than on /a/.
Or maybe it's just me that can't into vidya.
Etrian Odyssey is my favorite fucking series and it's pretty anime too.
If you have a 3DS, play 4. If not, emulate 3.
Pretty rarely mentioned on /v/ but when it is, people rarely dislike it.
Sengoku Rance is second, try that too if you never did. Universally liked by /v/.
>Nobody has mentioned Eyeshield 21 or Prison School
God dammit what is this feeling I get while reading YKK?
It's cozy but also somehow very sad
>not instantly recognizing it by the art
get your shit together /a/
>Biscuit hammer is the best shounen thing i've ever experienced
it's also one of the few mangas that ended with a GOOD and well thought out ending that was an actual ending.
I posted it for a reason, and what the fuck would /a/ know about 80s-90s Japanese politics and shit like that, and I never felt like it was slow, at all, plus you can its all out so the slowness is up to you really since its only around 100 chapters.
ohh then I did find it, didn't think that was it tho because I had never seen those character, only watched some of the anime and thought it was shit, well, guess its not for me then.
Haven't found a reason to do it for mangas, but to delve deeper into the work and its subtext. Perhaps, in a reference heavy manga, to observe the foreshadowing/symbolism/someothershit that you'd only see in hindsight.
Actual 'murican football is shit, but ES21 is fantastic. Definitely check it out.
it has to be great all around. from the beginning, middle and to the end, it should be consistent.
it also needs to be enjoyable beyond it's gimmick.
i'd be able to list tons of "classics" in their respective genres, but i don't think i can name any "masterpieces".
onani master kurosawasince it was short and sweet. (unless you're some faggot that likes to scream NTR all day long)
It got a bit weird at times, but goddamn did I love every minute of it.
I think that's not enough, "great all around" but also encompassing art, there are amazing manga out there that have shitty art but for that alone I wouldn't call them masterpieces since manga is an artistic medium.
I really really really REALLY enjoy this guy's stuff.
I legitimately think this can be considered a masterpiece, it has it all, art, characters, story, you can argue it gets too confusing but I'd say you can excuse it since its a mystery.
that's why masterpiece isn't a very useful word. it's just too broad. it's not something people can agree on.
"genre classics" are better. i think most would be able to agree on a "sports classic" or similar. at least it's easier.
Paused it around the airport game, idk why but it got kinda boring...One Outs is miles better IMO.